We’ll be swapping our hardhats for something a bit different later this month as we head out on a Shropshire Safari for our annual charity fundraising walk.


The Pave Aways team heading out on a Shropshire Safari for the Midlands Air Ambulance

We’ll be swapping our hardhats for something a bit different later this month as we head out on a Shropshire Safari for our annual charity fundraising walk.

Twelve staff will tackle an 84-mile route along the southern loop of the Shropshire Way on foot, starting and finishing at The Quarry in Shrewsbury from July 27 to 29, all while dressed as animals including flamingos, tigers, and a chicken.

A number of other staff will be taking part in a 70-mile bike ride around the north of the county including an off-road section for mountain bikers at the same time.

This year, our chosen charity is the West Midlands Air Ambulance and we’re hoping to beat the £5,000+ we raised for Cure Leukaemia last year on the 90-mile coast-to-coast challenge along Hadrian’s Wall – all done while dressed as Roman soldiers of course!

We’d love anyone who sees us during the walk to take a ‘Shropshire Safari Selfie’ and post it on social media with the hashtag #shropsafariselfie – don’t forget to tag Pave Aways.

Organiser Stefan Ivanović, our Projects Planner and Contracts Manager, said: “So far we have people dressed as a bear, tiger, fox, zebra, ladybird, flamingo, bumble bee, leopard, butterfly, cow and chicken.

“Not only is it fun for those taking part, we hope that trudging around the countryside dressed as a bunch of animals will attract attention and therefore donations. We’d love people to stop and take a selfie with us as the more interest we can get, the more money we can raise for the charity.”

To donate to the Shropshire Safari and support the Air Ambulance, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pal-shrop-safari.